Option 2: Explaining Vision or Hearing to Kids
- For this option, pretend that a 6-year-old asks you “How do we see? ” or “How do we hear?”
- Find a way a creative way to answer one of these questions. You can design a handout, children’s book, a coloring book, a brochure, a video, or power point presentation- anything that can explain to a 6-year old how that sense works. If you have another idea, check with your instructor. Your target audience is children so make sure your explanations are simple but you still use the scientific terminology. BE CREATIVE!
If you choose vision, you will need to include the following: light waves, pupil, iris, lens, retina, rods and cones, optic nerve and then can stop your explanation at the visual cortex. You can get extra points on this assignment by also explaining feature detectors and parallel processing.
If you choose hearing, you will need to include the following: sound waves, eardrum, middle ear, cochlear, hair cells, auditory nerve and can stop your explanation at the auditory cortex. You can get extra points on this assignment by also explaining deafness.